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BMW to provide EVs at COP28 for officials

BMW will also showcase commitment to emission-free mobility and sustainability. (Image source: BMW Group)

BMW Group will be the "VIP E-Mobility Provider" for COP28 UAE, which will take place from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai

The company will deploy a fleet of BMW i7, BMW iX as well as BMW iX5 Hydrogen for the exclusive use of VIP guests and officials during the event.

The BMW i7 contains key components crafted using sustainably-sourced solar electrons produced in the UAE by Emirates Global Aluminum. According to the company, this contributes to a significant reduction in greenhouse emissions during the production cycle.

Meanwhile, the BMW iX "embodies BMW Group's key approach of circular design", the company said. According to BMW, "The principle is to find the best way to keep materials in the cycle – ensuring resources are not lost but retain their value for long-term use. What is more, the use of high-quality secondary materials significantly reduces BMW Group’s vehicles’ carbon footprint."

The BMW iX5 Hydrogen has just successfully completed intensive hot-weather tests in the United Arab Emirates. The pilot vehicle is highly suited to long journeys and short refueling stops, while also featuring a locally emissions-free drive. Subject to the corresponding framework conditions, its hydrogen fuel cell technology has the potential to be another pillar in the future BMW Group drive portfolio.

Christian Bahoo, global head of special political engagement, BMW Group said, “The COP28 UAE Presidency’s vision correlates with BMW's commitment to technology orientation solutions and the Paris Climate Agreement. At COP28, the BMW Group will present solutions and discuss the requirements which we consider necessary to achieve the transformation to sustainable mobility.”